Population

Population by Age

Population by Race and Ethnicity

Unemployment

Education

Educational Attainment

Population 18 to 24 years:

Less than high school graduate: 26.6%

High school graduate (includes equivalency): 39.2%

Some college or Associate’s degree: 23.5%

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.7%

Population 25 years and over:

Less than 9th grade: 10.1%

9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 16.2%

High school graduate (includes equivalency): 34.5%

Some college, no degree: 19.6%

Associate’s degree: 4.8%

Bachelor’s degree: 9.9%

Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%

On-time graduation rate:

Class of 2008 – 58.1%

Class of 2010 – 74.2%

Class of 2012 – 77.5%

Class of 2014 – 85%

Sources: Census Fact Finder and Virginia Department of Education

Health

Death rate per 1,000 population:

Petersburg: 12.4

Virginia: 7.5

US: 8

Total Pregnancies

Total Live Births

Induced Pregnancy Terminations

Natural Deaths

Total Infant Deaths

1,096

721

289

86

5

Teen pregnancy rate ages 10-17 (per 1,000 females):

2000 – 57.8

2005 – 30.8

2012 – 24.8

Percent of low-weight births (less than 5.5 pounds): 

2000 – 12.2%

2005 – 15.7%

2012 – 10.6%

Percent of women who received prenatal care in the first 13 weeks:

2000 – 77.0%

2005 – 84.3%

2012 – 85.5%

Percent of births to single mothers:

2000 – 73.2%

2005 – 73.6%

2012 – 77%

Percent of births to mothers with less than a 12th grade education:

2000 – 31.7%

2005 – 28.3%

2012 – 16%

Health Snapshot

Source: The Division of Health Statistics at the Virginia Department of Health

Opportunity Map

Quick Look

Population Estimate: 32,701

Median Age: 39.8

Median Household Income: $34,424

Educational Attainment: 73.7% high school graduate or higher

Number of Companies: 1,687

Individuals Below Poverty Level: 28.1%

Source: Census Quick Facts

Additional Data Sources

City Data Profile

Census Bureau Data Sets

VEC Community Profile

Poverty

Percent of population living in poverty (all ages):

2010 – 25.2%

2011 – 23.3%

2012 – 25.8%

2013 – 28.1%

Percent of students approved for free or reduced price school lunches:

2000 – 65.9%

2007 – 61.6%

2014 – 82.7%

Poverty Map

Sources: Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates and Virginia Department of Education School Nutrition Program

Employment

25 Top Employers:

  1. Southside Regional Medical Center
  2. City of Petersburg
  3. Amsted Rail Company, Inc.
  4. City of Petersburg School Board
  5. Horizon Mental Health Management, Inc.
  6. Wal Mart
  7. Good Neighbor Homes, Inc.
  8. Beverly Home Care
  9. District 19 Mental Health and Retardation Services
  10. Virginia Linen Service, Inc.
  11. Rehabilitation Hospital Inc
  12. Quality Plus Services
  13. B I Chemicals
  14. CFS Group Disposal & Recycling
  15. McDonald’s
  16. Petersburg City Department of Social Services
  17. Adult Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
  18. Martin’s Food Market
  19. Mdxcel, Inc.
  20. International Paper Company
  21. Dominion Virginia Power
  22. Postal Service
  23. Preussag International St Corp
  24. Dinwiddie Health Care, LLC
  25. Labor Ready Mid Atlantic, Inc.

Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), 3rd Quarter (July, August, September) 2014.